Writing Can Be Murder

September 3, 2009

“Just take bigger steps”

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 12:19 am

So today I was picking the brain of my pal PP who is running her second NYC Marathon in November and I asked her how to improve the mechanics of my running. I tend to take very small, tight steps and I’m of the opinion that if I lengthened my stride I could improve my speed.

Her advice was, “Just take bigger steps.”

Which I’m pretty sure is just another way of saying, “Just Do It”. Lesson learned.



  1. I know nothing about running marathons, but I would suppose that if you’re not used to taking bigger steps, you might throw off your rhythm every time you noticed your steps weren’t big enough and tried to compensate. I could be wrong, though.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — September 3, 2009 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  2. That might be true…if I had any, but all I do is shuffle and lurch, shuffle and lurch. Interestingly I asked DH for advice (he doesn’t do long distance, but has BEAUTIFUL form when he sprints) and his response was, “Just take bigger steps” too!!!

    Comment by love2wryte — September 4, 2009 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  3. ok, ok, so you want me to analyze??? you know me better than that! so the next time you do an interval pick two repeats, lengthening your stride for 20 seconds or so,keep the other repeats as normal,..yes the rhythm will be different, but you control when to get back to your regular stride. then…. everytime you run add a little more time…not too much now, take it easy, slow and steady wins the race…oh yeah, try pumping the arms too, once a week no more than two…love ya…enjoying your read…happy writing…p

    Comment by pp — September 5, 2009 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  4. Thanks for the advice PP. I tried it this morning. It felt odd, but I’ll stick with it since you are my Marathon Mentor!

    Comment by love2wryte — September 8, 2009 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

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